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    so i am very unfit.. and i'd like to get fit. simple. im not out to loose weight or anything, im pretty thin already! i'd like to go for a run without dying after a few hundred metres!

    so i was wondering what the best way to steadily work up my fitness from nothing to, well, something!

    any advice would be much appreciated

    thank you!
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    If you want to run, then run! Couch to 5k is your friend, it'll get you to being able to run 3 miles over the course of 9 weeks. I started running using that program a year ago, and now I'm training for the Dublin marathon
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    Couch to 5k says that at first you should alternate 60 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of walking...but I can only jog for 20/30 seconds at a time before my legs just give up and stop moving. My unfittness is off the scale!
    I didn't think I was THAT unfit
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    Nobody said it'd be easy, so push hard and dig deep. There must be something medically wrong if you can't jog for 60 seconds.
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    (Original post by wallflower*)
    Couch to 5k says that at first you should alternate 60 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of walking...but I can only jog for 20/30 seconds at a time before my legs just give up and stop moving. My unfittness is off the scale!
    I didn't think I was THAT unfit
    Don't jog fast then, jog at a rate that is practically walking except both of your legs are moving at once and both your arms.

    My coach told me 'the arms move the legs' and it's true without your arms you would not run anywhere near as quick (or so he thought i run at a quicker speed using just my legs than people do using arms and legs.) The only reason it works for me is because it's the method I chose and it was the one that felt the most natural but for a novice you should use both arms and legs moving together.
 
 
 
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